Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-2126
Print ISSN : 2394-2118
Article First Page : 113
Article End Page : 117
Introduction: Prevalence of obesity, hypertension and anaemia is expected to rise in India. There appears a link between obesity, haemoglobin levels and blood pressure. Keeping in view the public health importance of trio the present study was undertaken.
Material and Methods: 336 subjects (235 males and 101 females) were included in the present study. Age, BMI, Hb, blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) and BMI were measured. Data was analysed using appropriate statistical tests.
Results: Mean age, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and haemoglobin were higher in males as compared to females. Mean BMI (Kg/m2) was higher in females (22.38 ± 4.28) than males (21.98 ± 4.25). Significantly higher numbers of male were hypertensive than females whereas anaemia was found more in latter. With increase in BMI blood pressure was significantly higher and with decrease in Hb or with increase in severity of anaemia it was significantly reduced. Positive significant correlation of BMI and Hb with blood pressure was observed.
Conclusion: There appears a positive association between Hb levels and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. BMI correlated with blood pressure.
Keywords: Hypertensive, Normotensive, BMI, Anaemia, Gender, Prevalence and obesity.